The Easiest & Yummiest Bircher Muesli Recipe For Kids (No Cooking Required!)
by Mona Fe on Feb 01, 2023
Whether you’re rushing to get kids off to school or dashing to get yourself to work and everyone to daycare, mornings are arguably the busiest time of the day for mums.
So here’s a super easy, lightning fast, no-cook recipe to keep your tiny humans happily fed and energised to start the day!
You can go ahead and paint that perfect picture in your head ---
Imagine blissful mornings minus the rush of getting everything done and everyone out the door in time. That’s also extra time to check everyone has what they need! You get to sit down at the table with the kids and enjoy a cup of HOT coffee, instead of rushing about the kitchen. All because your breakfast was prepped the night before!
This Bircher Muesli recipe is so simple to make, it basically just involves you adding all the ingredients to a bowl, giving it a good mix and then popping them in the fridge where the magic will happen.
This time and sanity-saving, make-ahead recipe can be ready in just 5 minutes. Make it the night before and come morning, you’ll have a nutritious and delicious breakfast your whole family will be happy to polish off!
And because you can make and store them right in the WMBT Snack Box, you get perfectly portioned meals for your little ones --- and less clean up! Now that’s the dream.
And guess what mums, if you like this recipe, you will enjoy the other eight included in WMBT’s soon-to-be-released booklet, "Tiny Mid Week Hacks". Where you’ll find many different ways to rock kitchen preps for your family. So be sure to check that one out, too!
Every good Bircher Muesli Starts with Oats
Let’s face it, as much as we want mealtime done fast, we also want to make sure it’s nutritious. Enter oats. They’re a winner in our book because they’re packed with heart-healthy fiber, antioxidants, healthy fat, and plant-based protein. Plus, oats are incredibly filling so you won’t have your tots coming back ten minutes after breakfast in search of a snack.
Oats can be made extra enticing when mixed with all sorts of flavors and toppings. You don’t even have to cook them! Just soak the oats (you guessed it- overnight) in your liquid of choice and add all sorts of fun, toddler-friendly add-ins like fruits, jams, seeds and nut butters. Not only will your munchkins love the variety, but will be asking for it again and again.
As with most kids (tried, tested and proven true at the WMBT HQ), fresh fruit and milk are guaranteed to be a runaway hit. So this healthy recipe is a complete breakfast that lets you sneak in some fiber, protein, and all other good stuff to start the day right.
This recipe uses rolled oats for a creamy yet chewy texture. But feel free to go crazy with other types, as oats tend to absorb liquids differently depending on how they’ve been processed. If your picky eaters enjoy a softer texture, then we’d recommend to throw some quick-cooking oats in there instead. Or, blitz your rolled oats with a food processor first.
Get Your Kids Involved
Bircher Muesli is a fan favourite over at the WMBT HQ because it can feed the morning crowd with minimal prep and maximum fun.
It’s a great recipe to let your kids help with since there’s no cooking and minimal chopping required. Simply gather all the ingredients beforehand so they can prepare their own portion the night before.
Can you imagine how excited they’ll be to try the special breakfast they made?
Plus, letting your child eat their overnight oats in their favourite Snackie will make the breakfast feel more special.
Makes 2 Snackies | Prep 5 minutes
- 200 g (2 cups) rolled oats
- 500 ml (2 cups) milk of choice
- 4 tbsp chopped nuts
- 2-3 tbsp raisins
- 2 red apples
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 2-3 tsp honey
- 2 tbsp cream, optional
- dried strawberries
In a large bowl, mix the oats and milk.
Place in the fridge for at least 4 hours, overnight if possible.
Finely chop the nuts and raisins before stirring them through the muesli.
Grate the apple and add to the muesli.
Whisk together in a separate bowl the lemon juice and honey before adding to the muesli and stirring to combine.
Add a dollop of cream and a sprinkling of dried strawberries then enjoy.
Level up by letting them choose their healthy toppings
As if prepping breakfast themselves isn’t exciting enough, right? Get tots extra pumped up over meal time by letting them pick and choose their toppings. Here are a few healthy options you might already have lying around:
Fruits (Fresh, Frozen or Dried)
- Shredded coconut
Nuts, Seeds & Spreads
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Chia Seeds
- Almond Butter
- Peanut Butter
Sweeteners (A drizzle goes a long way!)
- Dark Chocolate chips
- Cacao Nibs (for the adults)
- Chocolate spread
- Crushed biscuits
- Brown Sugar
- Maple Syrup
- Agave Nectar
This brilliant Bircher Muesli recipe has been road-tested and given several enthusiastic thumbs-up over at WMBT HQ. But, if you find the need for alternatives, we’ve got you covered too.
- Swap out your freeze-dried strawberries with fresh ones. You can even switch them up with other berry varieties.
- Only frozen fruits at the moment? Simply dunk them in hot water quickly to thaw. This also means it becomes nice and soft with juices that can combine with your other ingredients.
- Cow’s milk has a certain creaminess that kids enjoy, but this recipe tastes just as delish with non-dairy milk and yoghurt.
Pin This Recipe